Galatians 4:3-5

Exodus 23

3 So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world. 4 But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, 5 to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.

6 responses to “Galatians 4:3-5

  1. I read this scripture..but im going to be honest..i dont know what its meaning is..so if someone can explain it i’d appreciate it!!

  2. This reference to childrenis a reference to the human race in our relationship to Creation. We were children (young) while we waited for the new covenant (our growth). When God’s plan was come, He sent His Son to save us from the Law which grew us into men who were of age to receive our inheritance from God.

  3. “When the time had fully come” just means when God’s timing was perfect for Jesus to be born and start the salvation of man. the reference here to children is a way of explaining man’s condition before Jesus came. In the previous verses, Paul says that children are the same as slaves, in that, they might have been in line for an inheritance, but they were not going to inherit until they grew older. (Slaves here is really more like indentured servants, and loyal servants were often given an inheritance as well) So then Paul continues on with the fact that before Jesus came, we were as children, waiting for our inheritance of salvation through faith. All men could do was follow the rules that God had given them to make themselves holy, and make blood sacrifice for the sin that was in all of our lives. But, then the time was perfect for Jesus to come, and He was born Jewish, born into the rules and Law that God had given to separate His people from everyone else of that day. Jesus brought grace, so that those who wanted to live for God were no longer bound by the strict set of rules of the Law, but were bought out of our sin by Jesus’ blood sacrifice. All we have to do is to accept with faith and live for Him.

  4. ok.i read the comments of everyone and still im kind of confused..but what i think i got out of it was that everything was done at the perfect timing..God sent his son when he knew was perfect timing to basically set US free of the law of man…?so that we ” that we might receive the full rights of sons.”

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